Love Month was filled with lots of hits (and an almost equal number of misses). It’s time for me to fill you in on my February 2023 reading stats.
My goal for February was to read as many romances as I could stuff into just twenty-eight days, in honor of Valentine’s Day. I certainly did that, but I also wound up rereading more than expected, and I crammed in several fantasy and alternative genres as well. It was a bit of a chaotic reading month and I DNF’d (did not finish) more books than I think I ever have in such a short period of time. Years ago, I would’ve kicked myself for stopping mid-book, but now I’ve come to the realization that it’s not worth my time to read books I don’t enjoy. In fact, I wish I had put down my two lowest-rated books as well!
I’m no longer forcing myself to review every single book I read, but I did read several truly wonderful books as well! It was a lot of fun to reread a few older fantasy favorites as well as The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo. Now that I’ve wrapped up my February 2023 reading, I’m planning for March – and I had to laugh a little at myself for how many series I’m going through next month! So far, I’ve only planned for one stand-alone, which is super unlike me. It’ll be fun to see what I think of both my upcoming rereads and all the new titles as well. I can’t wait!
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The 20 Books I Read in February 2023
February 2023 Reading Stats
Books That Got a 5-Star Rating (*rereads)
Books That Got a 4 or 4.5-Star Rating
Books That Got a 3 or 3.5-Star Rating
Books That Got a 2 or 2.5-Star Rating
Books That Got a 1 or 1.5-Star Rating
Books That Got No Rating
Books I DNF’d (*will pick up later)
March 2023 TBR
A Conjuring of Light (A Darker Shade of Magic #3) by V.E. Schwab [reread]
Ruin and Rising (Shadow and Bone #3) by Leigh Bardugo [reread]
Mockingjay (The Hunger Games #3) by Suzanne Collins [reread]
Mixed Signals (Lovelight Farms #3) by B.K. Borison
How to Love Your Neighbor (Jansen Brothers #2) by Sophie Sullivan
One Dark Window (The Shepherd King #1) by Rachel Gillig
Mysteries of Thorn Manor (Sorcery of Thorns #1.5) by Margaret Owen
Queen Among the Dead by Lesley Livingston
The Liar’s Crown (Dominions #1) by Abigail Owen
The London Séance Society by Sarah Penner
A Brush With Love (A Brush With Love #1) by Mazey Eddings
Spoiler Alert (Spoiler Alert #1) by Olivia Dade
100 Cupboards (100 Cupboards #1) by ND Wilson
Concrete Rose (The Hate U Give #0.5) by Angie Thomas
Truly Devious (Truly Devious #1) by Maureen Johnson
The Fifth Season (The Broken Earth #1) by N.K. Jemisin